This week at our men’s breakfast I spoke on a subject that is so needed today and is very close to my heart. It is the subject of contentment in a discontented world. Our materialistic society repeatedly churns out the mantra that what you have is inadequate, obsolete and past its use by date. It spreads the deception that you will only be really happy if you have more. It needs to be bigger and better and newer than what you have at present. Our society sows the corrupting seeds of dissatisfaction and discontent with our current possessions and even your present relationship.
We are promised satisfaction with new and better things, but in reality, that is a lie, because the problem lies in our hearts. We must realise that nothing, no matter how big or clever or shiny it may be, will ever satisfy our hearts. May I be quick to add, no person, no matter how capable, how strong or how beautiful they may be will satisfy us either. We must admit we are unsatifyable. That is how God has made us, that we may find our contentment and satisfaction in Him and His love and grace. Nothing this tired old world can promise you will satisfy. Only a life surrendered to Jesus will bring the satisfaction your heart longs for.
John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”